Monday, February 24, 2014

FCCB Challenge 199 - All About You

 Happy Monday and welcome to another Monday challenge!

Challenge #199: All About You
Use your favorite colors

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To qualify for the prize, be sure to use at least 1 Cricut cut on your project and if it's not obvious, let us know what cartridge you used.

Here's my project -

When I started thinking about this project I wasn't sure where to go with it. I'm not sure that I have a specific favourite colour- but my fav style right now is mixed media, and I love Christmas, so that's how this piece started. For a swap I'm participating in this month we were to create a piece featuring a quote from a movie, and I chose this one from the movie Elf. I was inspired by an art journal page by the very talented Vicky Papaioannou.

I first started by mod-podging a piece of tissue paper to a 5x7 background and then used some homemade texture paste to stencil on a background of stars with a Heidi Swapp stencil. I used the Art Philosophy Cricut cart to cut the presents out of Heidi Swapp's Believe papers, and used sparkly watercolour paints on watercolour paper to colour the bows. I then glued some baker's twine to each present and used Distress markers to add shadows.

The soldier is a Tim Holtz stamp I stamped on watercolour paper and coloured with Distress markers.  I cut the holly and berries from the Stretch Your Imagination cartridge and added Stickles, highlights with white gel pen and shadows with Distress markers.

The music notes are cut from the Gypsy Wandering cartridge, painted with sparkly black paint and highlighted with white gel pen.  I printed my quote and cut it into strips and glued it onto a card from the Believe collection, first punching the top with a notebook punch before mod-podging it onto the background.  I traced around all the pieces I added with a black permanent pen to give it depth.  

I hope you all have a very cheerful week, and be sure to join us over at the FCCB blog to check out what the rest of the design team has created and to link up your creation!

Happy crafting!


Challenges -  

DL Art- Thankful Thursday February Linky Challenge
Just B Creative - February Linky Challenge - Add Paste/Texture


  1. Oh wow this card is so, SO pretty ! I love the variety of elements you included, like the library paper and the note, and the twine on the gifts!!

  2. Love the colors! Love your movie quote; perfect for the card!

  3. Great Christmas inspiration! Lovely homemade paste in the background. Lovely card. Thanks for playing along with us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge!

  4. very pretty!!! Thanks so much for joining us at the Simon says stamp Monday challenge!!! - Ashli :)